Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill to reform the state’s bidding and procurement process. According to the Northside Sun, there are a few key provisions, including an emphasis on reverse auctions, the creation of a Public Procurement Review Board to oversee smaller governments when they bid contracts in excess of $50,000, and reforms of how requests for proposals are published. The bill heavily emphasizes the use of reverse auctions, even going so far as to require cities and counties to receive permission to deviate from their use.

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